Meet Our Founder

Louis Cordasco, Sr. was a life-long Westchester County, NY resident. Louis was a star athlete, lettering in both basketball and baseball. His accomplishments on the baseball diamond earned him a tryout with his beloved NY Yankees. Additionally, Louis also held the title of City of Yonkers Tennis Champion at age 16. He was an avid golfer and board member of Wykagyl Country Club where in his over 55 years of membership he won many golf and tennis tournaments. Louis served in the US Military. He was a huge Frank Sinatra fan. He had a great voice and enjoyed singing.

In 1960, Louis Cordasco, Sr. founded the 1st emergency fire and water damage restoration company located in Westchester County, New York. For over 60 years, Crystal Restoration has been highly regarded as the premier restoration company in the area. Louis earned a stellar reputation among insurance professionals and was respected and admired by his fellow peers. He had many meaningful affiliations within the insurance community and participated in organizations, such as IIAWC (Independent Insurance Agents of Westchester/BIG I) and the Honorable Order of the Blue Goose International where he served as Most Loyal Gander/President. The company he built has received numerous local and national awards, including Westchester Small-Business Award and Family-Owned Business Award. His multi-generational family business employees his son, 2 daughters, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter.

Louis made significant and meaningful contributions to the business community and beyond, and despite a lifetime of achievement, he remained most proud of the love and support he received from his family, which includes his wife of 62 years, Marie, their three children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Louis enriched the lives of his family and those he has encountered. He exhibited a steadfast commitment to life, serving as the quintessential role model for all to follow and as living proof that good will and kindness reap great rewards. Forever in his family’s heart, he passed away in 2021.

Louis Cordasco, Sr., Founder